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Our endless assortment of officially licensed sports merchandise is continually growing and we want to keep you informed of all the styles and features of our products. Our in-depth glossary below compiles all of the most commonly used phrases and terms listed on our products to help select the item that's right for you.

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    Dolman Sleeve:

    Cut as an extension of the bodice, the dolman sleeve is designed without a socket for the shoulder, creating a deep, wide armhole that reaches from the waist to a narrowed wrist. Also called a batwing sleeve.

    Double-Breasted:

    A style of closure in which one edge of a garment overlaps another with a double row of buttons or other fasteners.

    Double Layer Top:

    A layered look with one T-shirt over another, usually connected.

    Drape:

    The hang or fall of fabric when made into a garment.

    Dropped Shoulders (aka Off-the-Shoulder Neckline):

    Characterized by the shoulder/sleeve seam falling off the shoulder.

    Dropped Waist/Low Waist:

    A waistline that is sewn below the body's natural waistline – also called a low-slung waistline; intended to visually help lengthen the torso.

    E

    Embossing:

    A process in which fabrics are engraved with the use of heated rollers under pressure to produce a raised design on the fabric surface.

    Embroidery:

    An embellishment of a fabric or garment in which colored threads are sewn on to the fabrics to create a design. Embroidery may be done by hand or machine.

    Empire:

    A style that is designed with a high waist to create a flattering sweep.

    Empire Seams:

    Seams that are sewn directly below the bustline.

    Empire Waist:

    This waistline begins just below the bust.

    Eyelet:

    A fabric punched with decorative holes embroidered with purl stitching.

    F

    Faux:

    A French word meaning imitation or fake. Used most often in connection with gems, pearls, leathers, and furs.

    Fine-Gauge Knit:

    A smooth sweater knit garment that has little or no texture.

    Fitted:

    Refers to a fit that conforms to your body. Not as loose as a casual or relaxed fit.

    Flare Pants:

    Pants that flare at the hem. Also called bell-bottoms.

    Flat Front Pants:

    Straight pants, often seamless and pocketless.

    Fleece:

    Wool or synthetic fabric with an extremely soft napped finish. A very popular lining for jackets, pants & sweatshirts.

    Flocking:

    A type of raised decoration applied to the surface of a fabric in which an adhesive is printed on the fabric in a specific pattern.

    Flutter Sleeves:

    Loose-fitting, tapered sleeves that fall in folds over the arm to give it a flowy, wavy look.

    Form-Fitting/Slim Fit:

    Form-fitting/slim fit is used to refer to clothing that fits close to the body. Garments considered form-fitting/slim fit do not have extra fabric draping or hanging anywhere.

    French Terry:

    A woven fabric, usually cotton, with loop pile on one or both sides.

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